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Spain coach Lopetegui admits scouting Middlesbrough keeper Victor Valdes

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes is under consideration for a Spain recall.

With Valdes returning to his best at Boro, Spain coach Julen Lopetegui is now having him scouted.

Sport says beyond Manchester United's David de Gea, the backup spots are wide open.

Former Barcelona keeper Valdes is under consideration, as is Espanyol's Diego Lopez, on-loan from AC Milan.

Lopetegui said: "Valdés and Diego Lopez are at a very good level. (Iker) Casillas is also having a great season and, obviously, his door is more than open for all that he has meant for Spain."

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